Review of Retirement Income System

The Government has announced a Review of the Retirement Income System – including the Age Pension, compulsory superannuation and voluntary savings – to report by June 2020.

5 questions about superannuation the government’s new inquiry will need to ask

Written by Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. The government’s new retirement incomes review will need to work quickly. On Friday Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said he expected a final report by June, just seven months after the issues paper he wants it to deliver by November. The deadline is tight for …

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Professor Ralston resigns as Chair of SMSF Association

Professor Deborah Ralston has resigned as Chair of the SMSF Association, and stepped down as a Director, following her appointment to the Review of the Retirement Income System panel. Professor Ralston was appointed Chair of the Association in February last year. Robin Bowerman – Head of Corporate Affairs with Vanguard Investments – has taken over …

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Ralston to stay on Review of Retirement Income System panel: PM

The Prime Minister has defended the appointment of Professor Ralston to the Review of the Retirement Income System panel, following calls for the appointment to be reconsidered due to concerns about the Government’s intentions around superannuation. Professor Deborah Ralston was announced as one of the three panel members for the independent Review of Retirement Income …

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Government ruling out changes from Review of Retirement Income System

The Government is already ruling out changes from the Review of the Retirement Income System, including on superannuation and the Age Pension. Late last week the Government released the Terms of Reference for the Review of Retirement Income, the first holistic review of the retirement system since compulsory superannuation. But some potential changes stemming from …

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Review of Retirement Income System announced

The Government has announced the foreshadowed Review of the Retirement Income System, which is to report by June 2020. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Government was “continuing to ensure Australians are well-supported during their retirement” by starting an independent review of the retirement income system. The review is set to look into the three pillars …

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Now is the time to review retirement systems, while able to make changes

The Actuaries Institute has released a ‘Green Paper’ of potential reforms to the retirement systems, at a time when the Government is working on a review of retirement incomes. In the Green Paper – Options for an Improved and Integrated System of Retirement – the Institute argues now is the time for a review of …

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Grattan on Friday: How ‘guaranteed’ is a rise in the superannuation guarantee?

Written by Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Soon after the election Treasurer Frydenberg flagged there would be an inquiry into retirement incomes. Since then, no details have emerged. But there is gossip around Canberra there might be some action in the next couple of weeks on a review that would report before the end of …

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Treasurer would like to establish review of retirement incomes system

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg intends to set up a review of the retirement incomes system. The Treasurer told the Australian Financial Review that he would consult with the Cabinet and Treasury to implement the recommendation of the Productivity Commission for an independent inquiry into the retirement incomes system. “My intention would be to establish that review,” …

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